activity stopped: Could not allocate space for database

Modified on Mon, 11 Sep 2023 at 09:39 AM


The error may be reported during a restore or any other activity involving insert operations into dsclient or dsdelta database.


At the time the error is reported the free space on the volume where one of DS-Client databases ( dsclient, dsdelta, dslanfiles or expand0001, expand0002 ... ) is located went under 5% - this is the emergency level set by default under DS-User > Setup > Configuration > Advanced > Notification > DBEmegencyLevel ( 500 means 5% ).


Ensure the free disk space on the volume holding DS-Client databases does not go under 5% at all times. One known reason for such situation is that some backup sets are configured with 'use buffer' option ( In DS-User right-click on the backup set > Properties > options, for Exchange Server backup sets in DS-User > right-click on the backup set > Properties > Database > Dump Location ), thus during backup the data to be protected will be always saved in full to DS-Client buffer first, then processed and sent to DS-System and/or local storage, once the data processed the DS-Client buffer is cleaned ( so the full disk space condition is resolved until the next backup ). By default the path for DS-Client buffer is C:\Windows\Temp, if necessary it can be changed ( via DS-User > Setup > Configuration > Parameters ) to a folder located on a different volume with enough free disk space ( assuming DS-Client databases are located under default SQL Server installation path C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server ).

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